On Wednesday morning, over 100 California moms, kids and health advocates gathered on the steps of the State Capitol in support of banning the synthetic estrogen BPA from feeding products designed for children 3 years old and younger.
Following the rally, the kids, wearing "Make Me BPA-Free!" t-shirts, joined their mothers in visiting Assemblymember offices to deliver messages in BPA-free baby bottles, encouraging their support for SB797.
“Our message to the Assembly is clear: We can’t wait any longer to protect kids,” said Gretchen Lee Salter, policy manager at the Breast Cancer Fund. “No matter what the chemical industry says, scientists, health professionals and parents insist that synthetic hormones have no place in baby food and beverage products.”
Meanwhile, the chemical industry continues their intense public relations blitz to fight efforts to restrict BPA. An investigation by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel revealed a well-funded campaign by the chemical industry to fight legislation, downplay BPA’s risks, and discredit any efforts to warn the public of the dangers of BPA.
The Assembly is scheduled to vote on this important legislation as early as next week. Join the Breast Cancer Fund and concerned Californians in taking action to support for SB797!
View the Breast Cancer Fund's press release on the Sacramento rally.